Session 1 of the UN DESA Global Policy Dialogues for Climate Action

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 8:30 – 10:00 am EDT

The health of the environment affects the supply of water that can be used to ensure a sufficient, safe and nutritious food system. The impacts of climate change on the global hydrological cycle, for instance, vary the patterns of demand and supply of water for agriculture–the dominant user of freshwater. This session, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), will look at how climate change is affecting people’s access to safe and nutritious food and water.

Cross-cutting issues such as financing, governance, gender, energy, data and statistics also will be part of the discussion. Speakers will include farmers, entrepreneurs and other experts from the private sector, civil society and the UN system.

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The event is free and open to all, and will be streamed live on UN DESA’s Facebook page. The event will be held in English with captions available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.